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Posted: Jul 30, 2015

Detroit firefighter watches his own home burn

Detroit firefighter Donavan Dickerson got the call about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday that his house was burning from top to bottom. He was suddenly trying to put out a fire right where he lives. "I helped them put the hose up ... that's all I could do. I didn't have any gear," he said. It's a house with a rich Detroit history, and it's been in Dickerson's family for decades.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: click on detroit
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Posted: Jul 30, 2015

Illinois firefighters use drone to battle house fire

VIDEO: Firefighters used a drone to battle a house fire that may have been caused by lightning in south suburban Orland Park. The fire chief said flames were seen on the roof of a two-story home in the 10800-block of Scarlet Drive just before 3 a.m. Wednesday. When firefighters arrived on scene they found flames spreading across the roof and through the attic.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
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Posted: Jul 30, 2015

Fire Truck Crashes into New York Casino Shuttle Bus, 10 Hurt

PHOTOS: Ten people were injured after a fire engine collided with a casino shuttle bus Wednesday evening. Yonkers fire engine 313 crashed into the driver's side of an Empire City Casino bus around 6 p.m. at the intersection of Kimball and Yonkers avenues. Firefighters from station 13, just a few hundred feet from the intersection, were responding to a fire alarm at 41 Maple Place when their truck hit the bus, Yonkers Fire Commissioner John Darcy said.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NY Journal News
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Posted: Jul 29, 2015

The way we pay for wildfires could be making them worse

As a frightening story in Monday's Washington Post shows, the American West is burning up. And the sad fact about wildfires is the more the West burns, the less money the federal government has to pay for it. In fact, the federal government hasn't had enough money to pay for fighting wildfires in at least a decade.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the washington post
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Posted: Jul 29, 2015

Report faults DC fire lieutenant in delayed response to choking child

A new report obtained first by FOX 5 blames a delayed response by D.C. Fire and EMS to a choking toddler on both technical errors and human mistakes. The 18-month-old boy went into cardiac arrest and later died after waiting more than eleven minutes for help to arrive. As FOX 5 first reported back in March, help was in a Tenleytown fire station just three blocks away, but was never put on the call.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTTG-TV MyFox 5 DC
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